Electricity Advisor plays a pivotal role in assisting you to stay in control of your electricity usage and reduces your household energy bills. The Electricity Advisor will automatically alert you when energy is wasted, highlights time-of-use rates, and informs you when appliances need attention, which ultimately leads to a more energy-efficient and energy-conscious home.

Electricity Advisor monitors an optical port on the front of your electricity smart meter (a flashing impulse light), and via a remote Bluetooth connection, sends electricity usage data directly and securely to your smartphone or device. As Bluetooth connection is used, Electricity Advisor will automatically connect to your smart device or phone whenever it is in range, ensuring you receive the most up to date information related to your electricity usage.

Top Tip: Multiple devices within your household can be paired with Electricity Advisor. We recommend you pair Electricity Advisor to a tablet device that usually remains in your home so that one device is always connected.

Electricity Advisor uses long-range Bluetooth to connect with your mobile phone or smart device. The exact signal range of Electricity Advisor being roughly equivalent to a WiFi router (70-100m). Just like WiFi, the range achievable will vary depending on the environment and the speed of your connection.

If you exceed the Bluetooth range, your device will no longer be connected. However, as soon as you return to your property, the emerald EMS app is designed to reconnect with Electricity Advisor automatically.

Top Tip: Multiple devices within your household can be paired with Electricity Advisor. We recommend you pair the Electricity Advisor to a tablet device that usually remains in your home so that one device is always connected.

The Electricity Advisor is a long-lasting, durable product, estimated to work effectively, in excess of 7 years. Additionally, its quality and durable design means that once installed, it will not need any servicing.

Note: The batteries powering the Electricity Advisor are not replaceable. The Electricity Advisor unit needs to be replaced when the battery runs out.

Electricity Advisor is not designed and cannot be used as an alternative for your electricity bill. The aim of Electricity Advisor is to provide you with all data necessary to make positive changes to the way in which you consume energy in your home. Additional fees, discounts, supply charges may be applied from the retailer that could be a difference between the electricity bill and data reported by the Electricity Advisor.

Yes. Electricity Advisor has been designed with the Australian climate in mind and is made from durable materials in accordance with IP65 standards. It is waterproof and resistant to dust and UV rays.

If you have solar panels installed at your home, the Energy Advisor can still provide relevant information regarding your electricity usage, when you are not powering your property through Solar. As the Electricity Advisor monitors electricity consumption, when you are fully powering your property through Solar, the emerald EMS app will display zero (0) Watts and indicate that you are not consuming any electricity from the grid.

Top tip: to maximise your solar benefit, run any occasional appliances at this time (pool pump, washing machine or dishwasher) to use any excess solar electricity you may be producing.

Note: your Electricity Advisor will not monitor exports of solar to the grid or the volume of electricity your property is consuming from your solar system.

Electricity Advisor has two levels of membership. Both provide you with the ability to read and review historical data, related to your household electricity usage.

1. Premium members can access full historical electricity usage data. This enables you to compare and analyse your usage behaviour over any given period of time and track your progress over any given time period.

2. Free members can access the last 45 days of electricity usage data. However, should you wish to upgrade your membership to premium at any time, you will then automatically gain access to all your historical electricity usage data.

o. The Electricity Advisor has been designed for DIY installation and can easily and safely be installed by you, as the homeowner. Please refer to the installation guide for further details regarding the installation process.

Electricity Advisor offers you a unique opportunity to save money and energy through awareness, by equipping you with the relevant information to make significant changes to your electricity usage behaviours and create a more energy-efficient home.

Electricity Advisor has the potential to provide significant savings to your household, primarily through raising awareness of your usage. It is estimated that Electricity Advisor could save an average household anywhere from 5% to 15% off your electricity bills. We recommend you act on the intelligent savings recommendations and tips provided in the emerald EMS app. The exact savings are also dependent on your household demographics and current electricity usage levels.

Some of the features of Electricity Advisor include:

1. Data & Graphs
Easy to read and understand data and graphs, highlighting how much electricity your home is using, and the relevant costs associated with your usage.

2. Smart Energy Budget
An essential tool that can assist you to reduce your monthly electricity usage through goal setting spend and usage targets.

3. Electricity Alerts
Receive energy usage alerts when you reach 75%, 100% & 125% of your energy budget target.

4. Weekly Reports
View and download your weekly report in-app.

5. New Energy-Saving Technologies
The peace of mind knowing that you will be the first to know about new energy-saving opportunities.

The savings that can be achieved by installing the Electricity Advisor depends on the following factors.

1. Act on intelligent saving recommendations.

2. Monitor your daily usage and reduce the usage by changing behavior.

3. Monitor daily/ weekly and monthly trends and act accordingly.

4. Enter the budget of the property and monitor if you are in budget or exceeding budget.

TBy monitoring all these factors and acting intelligently, the user can reduce the bill from 10 to 30 percent.

A smart meter is an electricity meter with a digital two-way communication system that records a property’s electricity usage in around 30-minute intervals.

The savings that can be achieved by installing the Electricity Advisor depends on the following factors.

1. Act on intelligent saving recommendations.

2. Monitor your daily usage and reduce the usage by changing behavior.

3. Monitor daily/ weekly and monthly trends and act accordingly.

4. Enter the budget of the property and monitor if you are in budget or exceeding budget.

TBy monitoring all these factors and acting intelligently, the user can reduce the bill from 10 to 30 percent.

Electricity Advisor can be installed on all smart (digital) electricity meters. Unfortunately, the Electricity Advisor is not compatible with older style electricity meters that use manual or spinning disk technology.

Your device’s impulse rate is a number that is usually located by the red flashing light (‘impulse light’) on the front of your electricity meter, which flashes when you use power. You need this number later after installing the emerald EMS app. Please refer to the installation guide for further details.

A smart meter is an electricity meter with a digital two-way communication system that records a property’s electricity usage in around 30-minute intervals.

The savings that can be achieved by installing the Electricity Advisor depends on the following factors.

1. Act on intelligent saving recommendations.

2. Monitor your daily usage and reduce the usage by changing behavior.

3. Monitor daily/ weekly and monthly trends and act accordingly.

4. Enter the budget of the property and monitor if you are in budget or exceeding budget.

TBy monitoring all these factors and acting intelligently, the user can reduce the bill from 10 to 30 percent.

Electricity Advisor can be installed on all smart (digital) electricity meters. Unfortunately, the Electricity Advisor is not compatible with older style electricity meters that use manual or spinning disk technology.

Your device’s impulse rate is a number that is usually located by the red flashing light (‘impulse light’) on the front of your electricity meter, which flashes when you use power. You need this number later after installing the emerald EMS app. Please refer to the installation guide for further details.